Football suffers first defeat of early season, falls to No. 4 Ohio State 40-28

first_imgFacebook Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Ololinua. TCU vs Ohio State. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto + posts ReddIt ReddIt Boschini questions English-only alert system Facebook Twitter Carolina is a journalism major with a minor in Spanish. She grew up in Houston, Texas so it’s safe to say you can hear her cheering on Houston sports team, EXCEPT the Texans. She throws up the X for the Dallas Cowboys. She can’t start her day without coffee and when she’s not reporting you can find her working out or spending time with friends. Linkedin Individual safe after threatening to jump from Amon G. Carter Stadium Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Anderson exploded for a 93-yard touchdown soon after, giving TCU their first lead of the night with a score of 14-10 with nine minutes remaining in the second quarter.Anderson’s rush was the longest rush in school history. The previous record was held by LaDainian Tomlinson who rushed for an 89-yard touchdown twice.Nuernberger converted on a 30-yard field goal for the Buckeyes with five minutes remaining in the first half to make it a 14-13 game heading into the halftime locker room.The TCU offense gained momentum and saw its biggest lead after senior wide receiver Jarrison Stewart’s 28-yard catch. This play was ammunition to Anderson’s second touchdown of the evening, just one play later, putting the Frogs up 21-13.The Horned Frogs began to fall apart after this score, as the Buckeyes would outscore TCU 27-14 in the second half.Wrapped up in the second-half implosion was a targeting controversy. Linebacker Garret Wallow was called for targeting in the third quarter as it appeared he made deliberate contact with the head of quarterback Dwayne Haskins.Twitter users tweeted their opinions on the initial targeting call on TCU’s Garret Wallow. Screenshot by Carolina Olivares on Twitter.The call was later overturned, but that didn’t shake up the Buckeyes.Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins completed a pass to Parris Campbell Jr. just one drive later for a 63-yard touchdown to cut the lead to two points.Another miscue by Robinson gave the lead away. Robinson’s pass was picked off by Dre’Mont Jones, an Ohio State defensive lineman, and returned to the end zone.The Horned Frogs would not lead again.Punter Adam Nunez saw his punt blocked by a Buckeye, giving Ohio State excellent field position at TCU’s 25-yard line. The Buckeyes would score on that drive to go up 33-21.A 24-yard touchdown by K.J. Hill Jr. followed by a five-yard rush by Dwayne Haskins in the fourth quarter would give them a 40-28 lead.Although the Horned Frogs are now 2-1 in the season, Patterson isn’t concerned with the record. He’s focused on the next game in Austin.“We’ve got a lot of good people we’ve got to play before we get to that point,” said Patterson. “So right now, I won’t worry about that. Right now, it’s Texas.”TCU will travel to Austin to compete against the Texas Longhorns 3:30 p.m. Saturday.center_img TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks printThe Horned Frogs traveled 18 miles east Saturday night to play under the bright lights in AT&T Stadium, but offensive miscues proved costly as TCU fell to No. 4 Ohio State, 40-28.“I thought our team played a really good football game,” said head coach Gary Patterson. “Ohio State is a good football team, you have to give them a lot of credit. We didn’t allow a touchdown in the first half defensively, and then they turned up the knob and we had to do better.Ohio State’s Sean Nuernberger put the Buckeyes on the scoreboard first with a 20-yard field goal. The Buckeyes marched down the field with authority, but the TCU defense stood tall in the red zone to hold Ohio State to three points.Shawn Robinson rushing for some yards against Ohio State. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.TCU lost a touchdown opportunity on their next drive when wide receiver KaVontae Turpin was called for a holding penalty on a play in which Darius Anderson appeared to score. The play set the team back 10 yards and forced them to settle for three points.With 7:13 left in the first quarter, Ohio State extended their lead by seven points. After quarterback Shawn Robinson was stripped by defensive end Nick Bosa, Ohio State defensive tackle Davon Hamilton recovered the fumble for a touchdown.“He plays in a spot where a lot of people rely on him and Shawn has been doing good and he’s been getting better and he will continue to get better,” said defensive end Ben Banogu.TCU answered back with a 42-yard completion pass to sophomore wide receiver Jalen Reagor, setting the tone for their drive.The Horned Frogs capped the drive off with a six-yard touchdown rush by Sewo Olonilua.TCU running back makes school historyDarius Anderson lived up to his nickname Saturday night: “the Jet.”Running back Darius Anderson after scoring a touchdown. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Boschini pushes to change alert system company Carolina Olivares Twitter Student expected to launch sports betting app Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Previous articleHoroscope: September 17, 2018Next articleLack of commuter parking affecting students Carolina Olivares RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Charles River Announces Strategic Partnership with Cypre, Expanding 3D In Vitro Services for Cancer…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Charles River Announces Strategic Partnership with Cypre, Expanding 3D In Vitro Services for Cancer Immunotherapy and Targeted Therapy Drug Screening WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleNFL and Zebra Technologies to Discuss Real-Time Tracking and Key Insights Leading into Super BowlNext articleKB Home Announces the Grand Opening of Deer Run Meadows, a New-Home Community in Richmond, Texas, Priced From the $210,000s Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook WILMINGTON, Mass. & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. (NYSE: CRL) today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Cypre, Inc., a biotechnology company that is using 3D hydrogel technology to advance the understanding of the tumor microenvironment and predict therapeutic efficacy. The partnership will provide Charles River clients with access to Cypre’s proprietary 3D tumor model platform, Falcon-X™, which will expand Charles River’s 3D in vitro testing services to further optimize immuno-oncological approaches for its clients. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005203/en/ The Falcon-X™ 3D In Vitro Tumor Assay Platform is a high content analysis screening option for cancer immunotherapy and targeted therapy. Utilizing Cypre’s patented 3D hydrogel patterning technology, Symphony ® and VersaGel ®, and proprietary methods that synergize with the breadth and depth of Charles River’s tumor model collection, the platform recreates the tumor microenvironment and enables predictive screening of innovative immuno-oncology compounds. As a part of Charles River’s integrated tumor model service platform, including patient-derived xenografts (PDX), Falcon-X™ will provide human data that translates to the clinic and identifies the efficacy of specific immunotherapy and targeted therapeutic treatments for patients. Charles River offers a range of cancer cell-based assays, including PDX assays and assays representing the entire tumor microenvironment (TME), so therapies are not only tested for their effect on real patient materials, but also their interaction with the human immune systems. Through this collaboration, Charles River will now have a critical new addition to our human oncology assay repertoire, allowing identification of therapeutics that overcome cancer immunotherapy resistance. The partnership will also allow Cypre to screen multiple therapeutic modalities alone or in combination utilizing Charles River’s genomically annotated and in vivo characterized cancer model database. The database is comprised of more than 700 tumor models, including PDX, cell lines and cell line derived xenografts. These models have been extensively profiled for histological features, molecular data, and sensitivity to standard-of-care compounds, allowing a precise selection of suitable tumor models for preclinical anti-cancer agent testing. The biological advantages of PDX include the retention of histological and genetic characteristics of the donor tumor and the preservation of cell-autonomous heterogeneity, which increase the translational relevance of the Cypre platform significantly. The breadth and depth of Charles River’s cancer model database enable the offering of a clinically relevant tumor panel in Cypre’s innovative 3D platform, and the platform’s compelling predictivity for in vivo PDX models allows streamlined programs and translation to the clinic. Approved Quotes“Immunotherapy is a complex, yet promising area of development in cancer treatment. Cypre’s platform enables the ideal tumor culturing conditions for assaying various immunotherapies and targeted therapies and provides robust, reproducible data sets without compromising throughput that strongly correlates to our PDX in vivo results. By broadening our 3D in vitro services with this collaboration, we can provide our clients with a complete, integrated tumor model service platform.” – Birgit Girshick, Corporate Executive Vice President, Discovery and Safety Assessment, Biologics Testing Solutions, and Avian Vaccine Services, Charles River“Charles River is the premier CRO in discovery and early development services, and we are thrilled to partner with their team to drive a combined offering. Our Falcon-X™ platform provides Charles River customers with expanded access to patient-derived 3D in vitro screening services and a new way to assay the immune cell compartment within the tumor microenvironment. We look forward to building this relationship and providing more customers with our unique solution that will improve targeted and immuno-therapeutic options for cancer patients.” – Kolin Hribar, PhD, Founder and CEO, Cypre About Charles River Charles River provides essential products and services to help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies and leading academic institutions around the globe accelerate their research and drug development efforts. Our dedicated employees are focused on providing clients with exactly what they need to improve and expedite the discovery, early-stage development and safe manufacture of new therapies for the patients who need them. To learn more about our unique portfolio and breadth of services, visit www.criver.com. About Cypre Cypre has developed Falcon-X™, the 3D in vitro tumor model platform that assays targeted and immuno-therapy efficacy in the tumor microenvironment. We are now applying this approach with strategic partners for therapeutic discovery, lead validation, and precision medicine. To learn more about us, visit www.cypre.co. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005203/en/ CONTACT: Investor/Media Contact for Cypre: Cypre Business Development [email protected] Investor Contact for Charles River: Todd Spencer Corporate Vice President, Investor Relations 781-222-6455 [email protected] Contact for Charles River: Amy Cianciaruso Corporate Vice President, Public Relations 781-222-6168 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY MEDICAL DEVICES OTHER TECHNOLOGY BIOTECHNOLOGY GENERAL HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL HEALTH SCIENCE ONCOLOGY SOURCE: Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Poverty warnings as economic impact of pandemic hits households

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Child poverty will increase sharply unless there’s an economic recovery this year.New ESRI research has looked at trends from the 2008 crash and the effect of the recent Covid-19 job losses and financial supports.It’s predicting child poverty will rise from 16.6 percent at the beginning of this year to 21.1 percent by December – a 25% increase.However it says an economic recover that would see between 61 and 82 percent of affected workers back working could limit that rise to 18 percent.Meanwhile, the North West Regional President of the St Vincent de Paul Society is warning of a “tidal wave” of need in Donegal as the full impact of the pandemic hits households. Google+ Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Previous article35% fewer people receive pandemic payment in DonegalNext articleLead piping a major concern in latest EPA report News Highland Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – July 7, 2020 Poverty warnings as economic impact of pandemic hits households Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Mount Moriah cooks ready for annual bake sale

first_img Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Over recent years, many people in and around Pike County have come to depend on the ladies of Mount Moriah Baptist Church for their home baked holiday cakes.So, there will be a rush for their favorite cakes when the Mount Moriah Baptist Church’s Annual Holiday Bake Sale gets under way at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Piggly Wiggly on North Three Notch Street in Troy.Mary Mitchell, one of the church lady bakers, said the ladies will have nearly 100 cakes including layer cakes and pound cakes. You Might Like Fire Mountain rocks The Studio Those who tailgate at tonight’s “Thursday at The Studio” will dine to a different beat – the folk rock beat… read more Published 6:31 pm Thursday, November 11, 2010 “The property allows us space for expansion when the time comes. We appreciate the support of our bake sale and encourage everyone to come by the Piggly Wiggly Saturday and get a cake for the holidays. All of the cakes can be frozen for up to six months. So, whether you want a cake for Sunday dinner or for Thanksgiving or Christmas, it will be just like fresh baked.” Email the author Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The layer cakes will range in price from $25 to $30 and will include red velvet, chocolate, white chocolate, German chocolate, Italian cream, butternut, Lady Baltimore, coconut, Lane, carrot, lemon and orange sherbet cakes.The pound cakes will be $20 and include butternut, chocolate, cream cheese, old fashioned, Italian cream and caramel.“That’s just a sampling of the cakes that we’ll have,” Mitchell said. “There will be more favorite recipe cakes for sale on Saturday.” By The Penny Hoarder Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Mount Moriah cooks ready for annual bake sale By Jaine Treadwell The ladies of Mount Moriah are involved year round in fundraising projects to benefit the church’s building fund.“The funds that we raise from the Holiday Bake Sale will be used to reduce the debt for the adjoining property that the church has purchased,” Mitchell said.last_img read more

Bees Sting Grizzlies

first_imgThe Bees got revenge after losing the first two games in Fresno by combined scores of 33-14.  Luis Rengifo went 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored.  Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail (Fresno, CA)  —  Griffin Canning fired six shutout innings as the Bees stung the Grizzlies 12-1 in Fresno.  Tags: PCL/Salt Lake Bees April 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local Bees Sting Grizzlies The Bees visit Sacramento tonight. Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Your chance to star in a new TV programme

first_imgAttention all estate agents with dreams of TV stardom. Retail expert, Mary Portas is back with her Channel 4 series ‘Mary Portas: Secret Shopper’She’s here to help put customer service back at the heart of everything you do…Do you struggle to attract loyal clients?Do you worry you’re lagging behind your competitors?Could fresh ideas raise your profile and bring more clients through your door?If you run a Lettings or Estate Agents business, whatever your situation, Mary Portas would love to hear from you.For more information, please email [email protected] or call 0203 227 5987Please Note: Optomen will use and store the personal details contained in your email and any further response in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, for the purposes of producing the Programme.Mary Portas TV retail expert stardom TV programme August 10, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Your chance to star in a new TV programme previous nextAgencies & PeopleYour chance to star in a new TV programmeIf you’ve ever wanted to be on television, here’s your chance! Mary Portas is looking for you…PROPERTYdrum10th August 20150560 Viewslast_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: COUNTY COMMISSIONER KIEFER MOTIVES QUESTIONED BY GEORGE LUNLEY

first_imgCOMMISSIONER KIEFER MOTIVES QUESTIONED BY GEORGE LUNLEYA vacant lot consumes County Commissioners Meeting. If nobody wants the vacant lots in Evansville, why does Commissioner JOE KIEFER doesn’t want a neighbor to OWN, PAY TAXES ON, AND MAINTAIN THE LOT at 923 W Columbia?I attended the commissioners meeting on Tuesday with Brenda Bergwitz who is a candidate for the commissioner’s seat held by Stephen Melcher. The agenda looked sparse but I thought I would go along and get educated a little. Not much of interest in the meeting but a resident, John Bassemeier, asked and was recognized to speak in the public comment period. Bassemeier was concerned about a vacant lot that needed a new owner.It sounded like a simple request. He wanted the county to work with him on clearing past building code violation assessments and putting the property into the hands of someone who would take care of it. As he explained his dilemma, it was clear that he had previously solicited cooperation from the County Auditor and County Superintendent of Buildings. It was also clear that the Commissioners were not interested in anything that might assist Mr. Bassemeier. I heard one excuse after another.Always to the rescue of the underdog I felt compelled to speak in support of Mr. Bassemeier’s efforts in getting the lot into the hands of someone who would take care of it. I just wanted to make a statement in support of a citizen’s effort to acquire one of the vacant lots burdening the city. I could not even finish my statement before being rudely interrupted by Commissioner Kiefer. After my short statement, Kiefer insisted on engaging me and admonishing me for my beliefs. Keifer indicated that the city land bank should own the lot. Yes that is right. The city land bank, (Evansville Brownfields Corp Inc. a private organization) should own the lot and the taxpayers should pay the private organization to maintain it.A vacant lot that should be owned by a private organization for future large development (per Joe Kiefer) at a cost of up to $1000 per year (per Kelly Coures, Brownfields/city DMD) rather than a neighboring property owner who will pay taxes and maintain this supposedly unwanted lot, must be investigated more closely.The lot was still there. Right there at 923 West Columbia. Some of the land bank supporters think that if a land bank does not own the lot it will not be available for future development. I have been looking at many of these lots and they are always – still there – and availabel. The lot does not go anywhere just because it falls into the hands of a neighboring property owner.The traffic did not want to stop while the property posed for photos and the area dogs alerted the residents. Brenda Zeggling came out of her home and greeted me. We shared stories and I learned about the history of the lot and a little about the surrounding property owners. A patrol car circled a couple of times – probably looking for the nut that was reportedly standing in the middle of the road. Fortunately Brenda had plenty of pictures.Brenda had plenty of photos, some even taken before the vacant lot was vacant, because the property was a major concern. Another story just like the ones I hear over and over. A blighted neighboring house bring down the community and her struggle to get something done about it. Brenda claimed victory and credit for getting the city to finally (years) take action and get rid of the house. Now the dilemma of someone taking care of the lot. Will it be left to grow up in weeds and become a dumping ground for what will not fit in the trash cans?Wait, wasn’t Bassemeier willing to take the lot, actually buy the lot in a competitive bid process, and make it part of his adjacent property. He is willing to own, maintain the lot, and even pay taxes on it? Problem solved right? Wrong! It could be (almost) that simple but it is not. Another reminder that nothing happens in Evansville unless there is something ($) in it for some special interest. What would be simple, benefit the neighborhood, benefit the neighbors, and save taxpayer money is apparently not in Commissioner Joe Kiefer’s interest.As I said in my statement to Joe Keifer, and the other Commissioners, if the officeholders and county employees would put half as much effort into helping residents, like Bassemeier, own the property, so he can pay taxes on it and maintain it, rather than fighting for a taxpayer funded land bank where a few can control the fate of vacant lots we would have a much smaller problem with blighted properties burdening the city budget and trashing neighborhoods. The land bank ideas are for “special interest” – not everyone’s “best interest”.Rather than help Bassemeier in his quest for someone to own the property, pay taxes on the property, and maintain the property, the County Commissioners, County Auditor, County Building Superintendent, County Attorney, and Tax Sale matters advising attorney, all seem to think that offering this particular parcel for sale to adjoining property owners, as is done with most, is an impossible task. Impossible (they say) because of two main issues. First the county does not own the property. Second, if they did own it, which they could, they cannot sell to Bassemeier because he is a stockholder in the current entity holding title.Yes, Bassemeier already, indirectly, has an ownership interest. In his efforts to help clean this property up after it was abandoned for years to be a blight right next to his property, he got involved to help and now seems to be suffering the wrath of the bureaucracy and special interest promoting the land bank. The specifics will have to be disclosed in yet another expose.Back to the excuses for not selling the property: I say hogwash on the first excuse because under the new tax sale reform laws the county can acquire ownership with a few strokes of a pen. Why don’t they use this new tool? If they want to ignore this tax sale reform tool there is another method of acquiring title. The current owner is willing to give it to the county. PROBLEM SOLVED!It surprised me to hear the second excuse. It is actually a provision of the new Indiana Code tax sale revisions the County is refusing to implement. Because Bassemeier owns an interest in the company that is title holder of record he can be disqualified from bidding. But wait, Bassemeier isn’t saying he has to be the bidder or buyer. He is only asking that the County offer it for bid. PROBLEM SOLVED!Rather than being a burden on taxpayers and neighbors until Realtor/County Commissioner, Joe Kiefer’s big development why not sell the lot? Is it the County Commissioner’s privilege to decide who can own or profit from the real-estate in the neighborhoods? Should a public funded private land bank control who owns or what become of a vacant lot? Should the rights of neighboring property owners not be respected?FOOTNOTE: GEORGE LUMLEY LETTER WAS POSTED BY THE CCO WITHOUT OPINON, BIAS OR EDITING.We are asking our readers to “like us” on Facebook and encourage friends and family to do so, as well? Our next IS IT TRUE will be posted on this coming WEDNESDAY?If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll”:Do you feel Council should spend $16 million dollars to renovate North Main area?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

New Mexico’s San Juan coal plant headed for closure with signing of clean energy law

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Santa Fe New Mexican:Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed sweeping energy legislation on Friday that calls for New Mexico’s major electric utilities to get 100 percent of their power from carbon emission-free sources by 2045.One of the most ambitious and contentious laws passed during the 60-day legislative session that ended a week ago, Senate Bill 489 also sets up a system for financing the Public Service Company of New Mexico’s closure of a coal power plant in the Four Corners and creates job training programs for the renewable energy industry while extending assistance to laid off coal workers.The bill’s critics have argued it will still leave PNM customers paying for the company’s investments in the coal industry and do nothing to save the jobs of workers in the sector. But an unlikely coalition of backers, which includes PNM as well as environmental groups and labor unions, views the legislation as a stride in transitioning to clean energy while boosting the expansion of an industry they say has room to grow under the state’s sunny skies and on its windy mesas.Current law requires that 20 percent of New Mexico’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2020. SB 489 raises that threshold to 50 percent by 2030 for investor-owned utilities like PNM and rural electric cooperatives.As part of this goal, the law encourages PNM to shut down a coal power plant in the Four Corners, the San Juan Generating Station, by creating a system to sell bonds that would make up for the money the company would lose by closing the facility. The bonds would be paid off by PNM’s customers through electric bills.An analysis by legislative aides said it would cost about $27 million a year. Legislative analysts reported this would be less costly for customers than if PNM continued to operate the facility or if it sought other financing to end its operations. Both options have an estimated cost of $45 million a year, aides said.More: Lujan Grisham signs landmark clean energy bill New Mexico’s San Juan coal plant headed for closure with signing of clean energy lawlast_img read more

Chilean Military Personnel Distinguish Themselves at International Equestrian Competition

first_img Riders from the Chilean Army finished atop the rankings at the Eighteenth “Glories of the Army” International Equestrian Competition, which took place in Iquique, Chile. The sports event was organized by the Army’s 6th Division, in coordination with the Armored Cavalry School (Escuela de Caballería Blindada), and was held at the equestrian facilities of the Tarapacá Equestrian Center. In addition to national representatives from Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta, Quillota, and Santiago, Uruguayan, Colombian, and Mexican riders participated. In total, 80 pairs competed from the riding schools of Quillota, the La Concepcion Equestrian Club of Antofagasta, the Tarapacá Equestrian Center of Iquique, the Coraceros Equestrian Center of Arica, and personnel from the Military Academy, who took the top places in the championship’s different categories. The most important competition, the “Glories of the Army Grand Prize,” was won by Captain René Zúñiga of the Army Riding School, who mounted on Paradigma. Captain Carlos Villarroel of the Military Academy and his horse Olimpia came in second. Once the competition had concluded, General Mario Arteaga Velásquez, commander of the Northern Joint Command and commander-in-chief of the Army’s 6th Division, highlighted the large number of participants who competed in this version of the event, whom he personally congratulated and urged to participate again in the next version of this championship. By Dialogo September 12, 2011last_img read more

How to build real relationships with virtual members

first_imgOffer people a reason to meet you in person. Your online and mobile clients might not want to stay “virtual” during the entire time that they are your customers. Given a good reason, they may relish in the opportunity to meet you in person, and that’s something that an online-only bank just can’t do. Invite them for a free financial health check-up with one of your bankers or financial advisors, in person or via Skype. Of course, you’ll want to make it easy for them to schedule the check-up online. Some banks and credit unions also host “meet and greet” events specifically for their online and mobile customers, so they can talk with their leadership, lending, small business, and investment teams.These are just three of the ideas you can use to create a successful mobile marketing strategy at your credit union. If you’d like to read the rest of our ideas, visit http://info.larky.com/mobile-marketing-tips   to download our Mobile Marketing Cheat sheet. Encourage questions, and make answers readily available. If one client has a question, you can bet that others have the same question. Go beyond the traditional list of FAQs on your website by offering short videos of your staff providing succinct answers to common questions. Other ideas for efficient Q&A include:Offer live chat before, during, and after banking hours. Online and mobile users are using your online and mobile banking services anytime, not just during traditional work hours, so make your chat available all the time – yes, even when the bank is open.Provide a toll free phone number just for online and mobile banking questions.Provide direct emails or direct phone numbers to key staff for mobile/online members to get answers quickly.Create a “cheat sheet” to give them quick tips and advice for whatever is relevant to them… Ten tips for saving time on our mobile banking app… Five Easy Ways to Make $100 Today… Ten free apps to make you more productive… Five free apps to make you a better parent today. People love handy lists that help them be more efficient, save money, and do more of what they love. As mobile and online banking technologies advance, credit union marketers have an increasingly daunting challenge – how to reach people that never visit your branch. A statistic from Bankrate.com suggests that nearly one-third of your members may never enter the front door of your credit union or interact face-to-face with your staff, so how can you build meaningful relationships with members who prefer to use digital channels? And just because those members don’t come into your branches, does that mean that they wouldn’t appreciate a personal relationship with their banker?Contrary to popular belief, people who bank via digital channels still value personal touches from their credit union. Indeed, these folks are real people who might actually like to know the people who keep their money safe, sound, and earning interest.As a credit union marketer, it’s your job to connect with these folks and make them feel valued because many of them will turn into your most profitable customers as they hit their peak earning and borrowing years. So what can credit unions do to build real relationships with people they may never see?Here are three tips (for our full cheat sheet of ten mobile marketing tricks visit http://info.larky.com/mobile-marketing-tips):Stop talking AT clients about YOUR stuff. If you want to start and sustain a relationship built on mutual trust, you can’t just be in it for yourself. Online and mobile clients will quickly ignore you if you talk with them only when you have something to sell. In all of your communications (online, mobile, email, and otherwise), offer help, advice, and expertise – and include your caring personality as an outreach of your bank’s personality. Make a point to keep clients up to date on bank happenings either via email or text messaging services. Better yet, tell them, “Happy Birthday,” “Happy Pancake Day (yes, this is really a holiday),” and “Happy Autumn Solstice.” And make sure that they can respond and talk with you via whatever methods they prefer – email, phone, text, social media, and in person.center_img 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Andrew Bank Andrew Bank is Co-Founder of Larky, a mobile loyalty platform that drives acquisition, retention, wallet share, and interchange revenue. Andrew is responsible for client relationships, marketing, and thinking about how … Web: www.larky.com Detailslast_img read more